|Born||November 16, 1953|
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Genres||Rock, folk, pop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, musician, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards|
|Associated acts||David + David|
His romantic relationship with singer Toni Childs formed the basis for her critically acclaimed debut album, Union, which Ricketts co-wrote and produced. Union was nominated for several Grammy Awards.
He collaborated with Sheryl Crow on her debut Tuesday Night Music Club and is credited on the songs "Leaving Las Vegas" and "Strong Enough." Legendary guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson tapped David to collaborate on Storyville, Robertson's second solo album.
Ricketts won an Emmy for the song co-written with Eddie Free and Toni Childs "Because You're Beautiful"
- "David and David, a Couple of Musical Moralists Who Look at L.A. from Down the Up Staircase". People. January 12, 1987.
- "Welcome to the Boomtown". 45cat.com.